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Two new Apple retail stores opening this weekend

Apple is on track to open a raft of stores around the world, having largely rolled out the stores it needs in the USA. Still, some cities need extra capacity, so the retail gods in Cupertino have seen fit to bestow upon us two more stores this...

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New Apple Store coming to London's Covent Garden

Shanghai and Paris just got new Apple stores, and now it's London's turn. A red curtain in London's Covent Garden district shows the latest location for an Apple Retail store -- rumor has it that the store will open as soon as the end of this month,...

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Apple's Shanghai shirt: "Made for China"

We've heard great things already about the brand new Apple Store in Shanghai, but this one's interesting: on the back of employees' t-shirts there (which are red, apparently, rather than the usual black found in North America), Apple has printed...

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Shanghai Apple Store is a stunner

Now that Apple has held a pre-opening of Shanghai's first Apple Store (China's second) for the press, we can finally get a look inside. Shanghaiist has published a great article about the store, complete with a large photo gallery. Here are some...

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Apple Store openings

Several new Apple Stores either opened or are set to open this weekend. Here's a look at what's going on. In Shanghai, China, the curtains have been removed from the huge glass structure that sits atop the city's new flagship store. Flickr user...

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Proximity sensor woes caused by reflective ear canal

Following the recent release of iPhone 4 several of you reported an issue with the proximity sensor running amok during your calls. Our poll results were dead even with 50.1% of readers seeing issues and 49.9% having no problems. At the time I...

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Invites sent for Shanghai Apple Store opening

Apple will open its newest retail store in Shanghai, China on Saturday, July 10th. Invitations that feature a red curtain, much like the one that currently drapes the huge glass cylinder that sits atop the store, are being sent to interested parties....

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Best Buy stops iPhone 4 pre-orders

If you're thinking you can overcome AT&T's move to stop taking iPhone 4 pre-orders by power-walking over to Best Buy to get your pre-order on before anyone notices: not so fast. Following AT&T's move, Best Buy pulled a big ol' "me too"...

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The Apple Store is down -- and back up. iPhone pre-orders available now!

If the tsunami of e-mail we just got is anything to go by, it appears the online Apple Store may be down. (Checking: yes, it's down.) Since the store is down overnight on a weekday, that's a pretty good indicator that it's not just down for...

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Rumor: Apple to introduce "Apple Store app" tomorrow

Boy Genius Report and a few other sites have heard that Apple is set to introduce a new official app tomorrow, one centered around visiting and shopping at the Apple Store. Supposedly, the app will be free, and will allow users to set up and check...

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New Apple Stores for Paris, Shanghai

Two new Apple Stores are nearing completion, and they both look fantastic. The first one is in Shanghai, China. Much like the famed 5th Avenue Store in New York City, this location is underground and topped by a mass of glass. It sits at the base...

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File under "ick": NYC iPad demo units sporting bacteria

Maybe it's not surprising that a flat surface touched by thousands of fingers would end up harboring some nasty critters, but the Daily News has a word to the wise for iPad shoppers in the Big Apple: BYO hand sanitizer. The paper surreptitiously...

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Apple, Microsoft retail stores playing tag

We've mentioned how closely Microsoft's retail stores resemble Apple's, and now they're even physically close. At least in one Washington mall. Downtown Bellevue reports that Microsoft will open a store in the Bellevue Square Mall, just three...

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Rumor: Chicago's North/Halsted Apple Store opening this July

A tipster sends news that we're closer than ever to the opening of the new Apple Store in Chicago, at the intersection of North and Halsted. We first heard about this store just over a year ago, and since then, we've heard that Apple's made a...

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Apple to trademark distinctive retail store layout

Patently Apple points out another Apple filing today, this time in reference to the retail stores. Specifically, Apple is looking to trademark the "distinctive design and layout" that they've cultivated since opening their first retail location in...

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Loyal Apple customer bases waited for stores

A study by Experian Simmons demonstrates that customers in several of the USA's ten most Apple-loyal regions waited 5 years or more for an Apple Store to open. The study ranked US cities by the number of adults who own (at least) one iPod, iPhone...

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